Posted by: bj | November 29, 2009

National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO)

The National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), was founded by George Wiley.  NWRO,  active from 1966 to 1975,  was an American activist organization  that fought for the welfare rights of people, especially women and children.

The organization had four goals: adequate income, dignity, justice, and democratic participation.  At its peak in 1969, NWRO membership was estimated at 25,000 members (mostly African-American  women). Thousands more joined in NWRO protests.

George Wiley became a co-founder of ACORN in the mid 1970’s.

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